to the web-book resource for Liberty Seated Dime varieties and Gerry
Fortin Rare Coins; desirable coins for Seated and Bust collectors.
Gerry Fortin has been
collecting and researching Liberty Seated Dime since 1988 and launched
his Liberty Seated Dimes - Die Varieties, 1837 - 1891 web-book during
2004. The web-book expanded die variety knowledge beyond the efforts
of Kamal Ahwash and Brian Greer in their respective numismatic research
guides. Contained within the Fortin web-book is a wealth of new
information about Liberty Seated Dime die varieties, die states
and rarity coupled with a presentation format using exceptional
content is fully accessible to the public. You are free to link
to web-book content for numismatic purposes, but please remember
that written content, images, rarity estimates and pricing guides
are copyrighted by the author and must be accurately referenced
as to the source in other paper or online publications.
enjoy this Seated Dime reference and consider collecting the series......
Authorized Dealer, Member ANA, FUN, JRCS
24: Added 1875-CC IW F-112c
terminal die state with partial cud between 3:00-4:30. This
submission by Tim Cook revealed that Reverse H was paired with 7
obverse dies including 3 different pairings with Obverse 3....this
is amazing information for advanced Liberty Seated dime collectors.
23: Added a most interesting 1890-S die variety to the web-book.
This one comes from Tim Cook and is listed as F-119.
Check the new webpage listing or the New
Discoveries write-up. This is a rare die variety!
20: Added 1890-S
F-108a LDS listing to web-book. This is one of two Small S reverses
paired with obverse that has significant die cracks in the date.
More new varieties are on the way......
19: John Okerson adds a Seated
half dime set to the Open Registry; welcome John! Added a substantial
contemorary counterfeit consignment to price list including 3c silvers,
5c shield, bust 10c, 25c, 50c and seated 10c and 50c. Whether you
are a collector or not, viewing these
items can be most interesting and educational.
Miller publishes his Top 100 set in the Open Registry; Ryan
Hill provides an important update to his Top 100 set also.
9: Back from Maine coin shop trip with lots of new purchases. The
highlights include 1890-S F-112 Die Gouge PCGS F15, original 1831
bust half dime EF45+, 1874-S original dime VF35 with rotated reverse.
8: Added 1856
Sm Date contemporary counterfeit to archives. It is cast from
F-112 business strike model. The T+N Albert Top
100 and Ultimate
collections are updated in the Open Registry. Please consider adding
your Seated dime or quarter sets to the competitive Open
Registry. RAC Seated dime price reductions (at least 20 pieces)
from one consignor have been posted.
6: The North Georgia Collection is updated in the open registry.
This collector is aggressively building his sets and moving into
CAC validation phase.
Seated Collectors Club - 2013 Hall of Fame
Awards - Liberty Seated Dime Collection
Best Presented Sets of 2006, Best
Classic Sets of 2007, 2008, 2009, 2010, 2011, 2012 and 2013
Presented Sets of 2004, Most
Informative Signature Set 2007
Weekly Website - 2009
Hall of Fame Award, December
to the definitive resource for Estes Model Rocketry Kit collectors.
Model Rocket Kit Collecting Guide
kit database pages are updated and reflect eBay sales from February
2008 through June 2011. Recorded pricing observation in the database
now stands at 9680 entries. All updated kit prices and totals are
black colored. Due
to a very busy 2011 business schedule, I had no choice but to place
the Estes Kit Database on hold. I did manage to collect eBay kit
pricing into the June 2011 timeframe and those prices are published.
There are a number of new kit variety listings so checking the revised
database could be worthwhile for serious collectors.
5: Starting to update eBay pricing results in all three databases
for the March-May 2013 timeframe. This update will be done by end
of day May 6. My apology for not paying attention to the Estes databases
for a long period of time. On average, it appears prices for original
and problem free Estes kits are climbing.
5: Added K-45
1970 and 1971
Astron Beta, 1340
Scud B and 1367
Vindicator individual kit description pages. Added K-23 Big
Bertha pictorial guide page.
6: Added rare K Kit group (X-Ray, Beta, Apogee II, Big Bertha, Thor
Agena) with pre Damon yellow hang tags and countdown hang tags to
the database and pictorial guide. I won the X-Ray and Apogee II
kit and should have big higher for the Beta kit. This was a once
in several year opportunity to acquire early K Kits in original
pictorial pages also provide links into kit description pages inside
the database. To my knowledge, this Estes database is becoming the
most comprehensive study of Estes model rocket kit packaging and
artwork varieties ever assembled.